Two workers burned in Bombardier factory blast

Two men suffered serious injuries when an explosion occurred on Friday Nov. 9, 2012, at Bombardier...

Two men suffered serious injuries when an explosion occurred on Friday Nov. 9, 2012, at Bombardier Recreational Products in Valcourt, Que. (MAXIME LANDRY / QMI AGENCY)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:50 PM ET

VALCOURT, Que. — Two workers at a Bombardier Recreational Products plant were seriously burned early Friday in an explosion at the facility east of Montreal.

Police reported a fireball at about 12:30 a.m. at the research centre for snowmobiles and other vehicles.

A fire was raging when authorities arrived on the scene in Valcourt.

Sources told QMI Agency that natural gas might have ignited.

Two men, aged 38 and 54, were transferred to a Quebec City hospital where they were being kept in medically induced comas.

The injured are a Bombardier employee and a private security guard.

Provincial police are investigating.


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